Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea, 36 km east of Luwuk, Kabupaten Banggai, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 2 December 1959 at 09:34 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Banda Sea, 36 km east of Luwuk, Kabupaten Banggai, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 2 December 1959 at 09:34 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 2 Dec 1959 09:34:08 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.926°S / 123.114°E (Banda Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Una Una (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (23 mi) E of Luwuk (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
1899 km (1180 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.425 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea, 36 km east of Luwuk, Kabupaten Banggai, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 2 December 1959 at 09:34 (GMT)
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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Banda Sea, 36 km east of Luwuk, Kabupaten Banggai, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 2 December 1959 at 09:34 (GMT)
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